World Endurance Challenge Silverstone

  • Towcester, Northhamptonshire NN128TN United Kingdom

Ex Pratt & Miller C7.R makes WEC debut at Silverstone 

Team Larbre # 50 C7.R 002 made its debut in the World Endurance Challenge series 6 hour race at Silverstone UK.  It finished last ( 7h) in class, 26th overall.   This C7.R Corvette race car, chassis 002 was acquired from Pratt & Miller in early March and quickly modified to WEC GTLM Am specs.   The car was re-built after sustaining damage from a rare off-course incident during practice at VIR in late August 2014 in the hands of Jan Magnussen.

Team Larbre is a respected world-wide sports car racing specialist based at the Val de Vienne circuit in France.  The team, founded 25 years ago by Jack Leconte, has prepped and raced a variety of marques including Viper, Saleen and Porsche.  Their single Corvette entry will compete in the full 8 eight race schedule against 6 others in the GTLM Am class.  They consist of 2 Ferraris (F458), 2 Porsches (911 RSR) and 2 Aston Martins (Vantage V8).  Larbre drivers are veterans Gianluca RODA, 56 (I), Paolo RUBERTI, 40 (I) and Kristian POULSEN, 40 (D).

The team enjoys a close working relationship with Pratt & Miller from whom they bought two C6.R Corvettes in 2011 which they ran in the WEC Series.  Pratt & Miller will be entering C7.R 001 and 003 in the GTLM Pro class when the WEC visits Le Mans and CoTA.  We will follow it all.

WEC GTLME Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood.